Monday, March 7, 2011

Slow & Steady

WIP: Georgia
I may feel like a hamster running on a wheel with this project, but slowly and surely it is starting to (finally) look like a cardigan!! I'm sure this would knit up faster if I wasn't taking such huge breaks from it to knit other things. But alas, that's my MO when it comes to knitting cardigans/sweaters...I get impatient at how slow it's becoming an FO and quickly switch to a smaller project for that instant gratification. I'm pretty sure a lot of knitters are like that. Yeah?

I've wound up the third (out of four) skein of yarn that I have reserved for this project. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll even dig into the fourth skein, and if not, what am I going to do with 375 yards of merino/cashmere/nylon (MCN) yarn? It's much too pretty to be turned into socks and I wouldn't dare dream of using this for a pair of fingerless mitts. I have about 6 inches left to knit up on the body before I can start on the sleeves, and since I have short arms the possibility of having to use the fourth skein is pretty small (no pun intended). I'm starting to worry that I had made the wrong choice in the size department. Then again, I always think this while knitting garments. Always second guessing myself. I'm really hoping to get this done by the end of March, before I give in and cast on another cardigan. The urge to cast on and start a million projects have been ├╝ber strong lately. Uh oh. Do I feel a tickle of Starteritis about to happen soon? Hmmm...maybe cause spring is in the air? You know, new starts and all...


  1. All your knits are so stylish and gorgeous! Do you have an etsy shop? I am coveting :)

    Evonne Y.

  2. whadda ya mean "too pretty for socks"? the MCN is soooo nice for socks - I love mine, and red socks would be great!


  3. fess up! you've always had a case of startitis - just the severity changes :)

  4. I agree with Natalie! So busted!

  5. Evonne:
    Thanks for the compliments!! Unfortunately I do not have an etsy shop. :( Sorry!

    For some reason I can't justify MCN for socks...just too luxurious that putting it on my feet and risking getting holes in the knitting freaks me out too much! I'm thinking a shawl now....less chances of holes and would feel great around the neck!

    I know, I know, I know....I'm already trying to resist the urge to start 3 more projects. Ugh! ;)

    See my response to Natalie!


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